Chops Sosatie [caption id="attachment_42334" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Chops Sosatie[/caption] 1kg lamb chops 500g thinly slices onions Marinade: 15ml crushed garlic 5 bay leaves 5 whole cloves 2ml dried thyme 5ml dried sage 20ml curry powder 60ml lemon juice or vinegar 45ml sugar 5ml salt (or too taste) [caption id="attachment_42335" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Marinated Chops Sosatie[/caption] Combine the marinade ingredients and marinade chops for at least 1 hour or longer if you have time. Transfer into a oven proof dish cover with sliced onions and cook, covered, with aluminium foil in a preheated oven (200C) for 50 - 60 minutes. [caption id="attachment_42336" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ready For The Oven[/caption] Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed mixed vegetables. Savoury / Dhanya Rice [caption id="attachment_42337" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Dhanya Rice[/caption] Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked long grain rice or basmati rice 1 onion, finely chopped 3 cardamom pods 2 stick cinnamons 100g butter 1 teaspoon salt Handful chopped dhanya Method: Parboil the rice until half cooked. Pour into a colander, rinse, leave the rice in the colander whilst preparing the onions. Heat your saucepan over medium heat, add the butter, melt, add the cardamom and stick cinnamon. Add the onions. Braise the onions until golden brown. Add the half cooked rice, salt and a cup of water. Heat the rice until warmed through. Add the dhanya, stir with a fork to loosen the grains and turn the heat off. Leave the sealed saucepan on the stove, the retained heat will complete the cooking process and any water left will be absorbed leaving you with fluffy and tender. VARIATION: Add a cup of mixed vegetables with the rice before steaming. Add a tin of drained chick peas with the rice before steaming.